The Centre interuniversitaire de recherche en analyse des organisations (CIRANO) presents its annual theme for 2017-2018: education.
An accessible and efficient education system allows an economy to grow while facing the challenges of the future. Beyond international trade in goods and services, developed economies are increasingly relying on the human capital that can be accumulated through investment in education to differentiate themselves in their ability to assimilate and implement new technologies and to innovate.
Education is one of CIRANO's research concerns and several researchers are studying the various contemporary issues of the education system.
During the year, several activities and conferences will be organized on this theme. Finally, CIRANO products will adopt education in several analyses.
Le Québec Économique
With realistic portraits and quality analyses, “Le Québec économique” project aims to fuel debate on issues that interest and affect all Quebecers. By contributing to the understanding of current issues, “Le Québec économique” is a must on the Quebec economic scene.
Created in 2009 with the purpose of taking stock of the recession aftermath, “Le Québec économique” has evolved over the years. As a CIRANO flagship project, it now comprises:
- The Québec économique website: The informational portal on current Quebec economy
- Seven collective works of Le Québec économique series
- A publication in the “Point de mire sur le Québec économique” collection
Collective works of Le Québec économique series
The books of Le Québec économique series focus on the vulgarization of research and bring together a set of chapters from various authors. Some of the chapters are of a general nature, but the majority of the chapters are part of a chosen theme for each volume. These thematic chapters derive mainly from projects carried out at CIRANO or from its associated researchers. Each chapter addresses an aspect of the chosen theme and eventually proposes avenues for reflection on public policy avenues that could be followed by Quebec to reach its objectives on these matters.
Mondo is a unique database that simultaneously provides macroeconomic data, data on international commerce as well as sectorial and innovation data. Beyond those variables, this represents a paradigm change. We believe that traditional databases are focused on a mercantile approach and may lead to biased analysis. By having access to sectorial data, we incite the user to think in terms of a meso-economic context. This data brings us closer to the reality of globalization and translates into the implementation of global value chains (GVC) from multinational companies (MNC). The thought process is motivated by the consideration of those GVC and the reasons for the attractiveness of certain sectors in emerging countries.